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Meet Our Rabbinical Graduates 2018

Meet Our Rabbinical Graduates of 2018! Our rabbinical students embark on a spiritual, emotional and intellectual journey at RRC that can last up to six years. The new rabbis in the class of 2018 come from unique backgrounds, and will bring different visions to their rabbinates. Meet them all and read about the gifts and values they will bring to their work. Watch below as they sing a wordless nigun composed by Emily Cohen. 

Rabbi Jacob AdlerJacob Adler and his classmate, Emily Cohen, got a taste of viral fame (in the Jewish world) with their Hamilton Haggadah, which incorporates loving parodies of songs from Hamilton: An American MusicalMORE


Rabbi Elyssa CherneyElyssa Cherney seeks to bring more holiness into the world through Tackling Torah, a website that creates new ways of engaging with Judaism and rituals to search for holiness in our everyday lives. MORE

Rabbi Emily CohenEmily Cohen enjoys crafting her podcast and engaging in musical endeavors. She enjoyed interning as a student rabbi at Woodstock Jewish Congregation and as the Hillel intern at Bryn Mawr College. MORE


Rabbi David Eber David Eber participated in the inaugural cohort of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps in New Orleans, where he volunteered as a community organizer in the Lower Ninth Ward. MORE

Rabbi Nathan KamesarNathan Kamesar became the first-ever RRC student to earn a joint master of arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania in nonprofit leadership. He has spent the last several years working for Society Hill Synagogue. MORE

  Rabbi Ariana KatzAriana Katz created Kaddish, a podcast about death and identity, with an Auerbach Entrepreneurial Innovation Launch Grant. ​She is the founding rabbi of Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice ShtieblMORE

Rabbi Sandra LawsonSandra Lawson won Auerbach Entrepreneurial Innovation Ignition Grants to lead Shabbat services in a vegan cafe and start a podcast that focuses on Torah. MORE

  Rabbi Jessica RosenbergJessica Rosenberg served and learned from many communities, including the visionary young people at Keshet’s LGBTQA Teen Shabbatonim and her home congregation of Kol Tzedek. MORE


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